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Power Play (Kingdom Keepers Series #4)

Power Play (Kingdom Keepers Series #4)

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by Ridley Pearson, Tristan Elwell

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For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby's computer at school. It's a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere


For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby's computer at school. It's a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere following a violent encounter in Epcot. A staged attack by new Overtakers at Downtown Disney, startles the group.

One of their own, Charlene, is acting strange of late. Has she tired of her role as a Kingdom Keeper or is there something more sinister at play? When caught sneaking into Epcot as her DHI, acting strictly against the group's rules, Finn and Philby take action.

Has the "impossible" occurred? Have the Overtakers created their own holograms? Have they found a way to "jump" from the Virtual Maintenance Network onto the Internet, and if so, what does that mean for the safety of the parks, and the spread and reach of the Overtakers? Are they recruiting an army from outside the parks?

A dark cloud in the Kingdom Keeper era is unfolding, and with dissention in their own ranks, it's unclear if there's any chance of escape.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Kim Carter
Finn Whitman and the Kingdom Keepers (Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark [Disney, 2005/VOYA February 2006], Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn [Disney, 2008], Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow [Hyperion, 2010]) are back, continuing their quest to protect Disney magic from the Overtakers, "a group of fanatical Disney villain characters within the Parks bent on taking over and ?stealing the magic,'" and the stakes are rising. The Overtakers' leaders, Maleficent and Chernabog, are imprisoned by Disney, held in deep security, and Cruella De Vil and Snow White's Evil Queen are intent on breaking them out, casting spells on unsuspecting kids—foes, friends, and Kingdom Keepers themselves. On top of that, there is evidence that the Overtakers have found a way to jump from Disney's Virtual Maintenance Network to the Internet. It is not just the Parks at stake anymore—it is the world! Well-known Disney characters, Orlando Disney Park hallmarks, and cutting-edge technology flesh out this action-adventure, good-versus-evil battle of wits topped off with a dash of romance and rivalry (yes, the book really is all of the above). Pearson knows how to please his audience: the characters are well developed; the plot and pacing build in intensity, with plenty of twists and turns; and the fantastical seems both plausible and possible. The fact that the Keepers' parents are paying attention, with supporting roles of their own to play, is a bonus. Best suited for pleasure reading, Power Play is sure to be a hit with middle grade readers who enjoy fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat reads, as well as those enamored of all things Disney (possibly a parent or two). Reviewer: Kim Carter
VOYA - Chase Carter
The Kingdom Keepers series is about kids who become holograms when they fall asleep and have to protect the Disney parks from the Overtakers, who are the bad people from all of Disney's stories. In Power Play, the Kingdom Keepers, led by sixteen-year-old Finn Whitman, have to save the parks from the Evil Queen and save all of the children under the queen's spell. This reviewer, a very big fan of Disney and fictional books, liked this book. Many young children up to ninth grade will love to read these books, maybe even older than that because of the exciting and unpredictable plot. Reviewer: Chase Carter, Teen Reviewer
Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
In this latest installment of the "Kingdom Keepers" series, the five Disney World Kingdom Keepers hold out hope that their lives may be settling down enough for them to catch up at school, enjoy their crushes on each other or certain school mates, and spend time with their families. But those hopes crash quickly when Charlene starts behaving strangely. As the other Kingdom Keepers begin investigating, they find out that two of the captured Disney villains have created yet another plan to escape the Disney Imagineers and align themselves again with "Overtakers" who share their same goals: take over the Virtual Maintenance Network and wreak havoc on the various Disney Kingdoms. As the Kingdom Keepers work to solve the mystery of who is really in charge and how they can keep the Disney Kingdoms safe, they find interesting allies in several Disney characters. But is any of it enough to stop the evil villains? For those who are already into the series, this book is sure to please. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.

Product Details

Publication date:
Kingdom Keepers Series , #4
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Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn, and Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

Brief Biography

St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Birth:
March 13, 1953
Place of Birth:
Glen Cove, New York
Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

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Power Play 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 300 reviews.
Gratefulmom More than 1 year ago
My son is functioning autistic. As much as I tried he never ever like to read books until the Kingdom Keepers came along. Jon, my son, loves all things Disney especially anything to do with Disneyworld. When he began to read these wonderful books its as if he has discovered the world of reading for the first time. He has read every one of the series and is very patiently waiting for next month when the fourth book arrives in his hands. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Mr. Pearson for giving the gift of loving reading to my son.
Balina More than 1 year ago
That was great. I enjoyed every minute reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books r a personal fave of mine bc my cousins work at floridas disney amgic kingdom and i LUV disney soooo much. These boks are basicaly bout these teens that r trying to help the disney imagineers save disney from the over takers a.k.a. all the disney villians. In the first book they became disney host holograms to help guide ppl throught the magic kingdom. They r picked by a old guy named wayne and learn their duty of saving the parks. Bc of the holograms when they sleep they turn into part hologram and human. They wake up in the magic kingdom and return with a black fob. Malificent is the ring leader of ALL the over takers. In this book malificent anf chernabog r in a jail and wot the help of cruela and the evil queen they break out with a very carefully planned.... plan. The kingdom keeper books in order: Kingdom keepers Kingdom keepers 2: disney at dawn Kingdom keepers 3:disney at dusk Kingdom keepers 4:power play
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Kingdom Keepers books are amazing, they have a great story, but many fans of Disney who know of the characters mentioned in these books will find mistakes, and being a Disney fan, that bugs me. Even so, if you have a great imagination, it's not hard to be able to pictiure the events taking place at the Disney parks. Overall a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!!!!! It is one of my favorite ones!! I highly recommend this series! Ridley Pearson is a genius! I have read all three books, and am reading them again for the twentieth time. For anyone who likes adventure and mythical characters, you will love every second of it. I couldn't even put it down for a second! It id really addicting. I can't wait for Power Play to come out!
Supershasha More than 1 year ago
I have read all two books of KK but this one caught my attention! Ooooo I can't wait till it comes out I already pre-ordered it and ordered the third one! I can't wait till my books come in! My sister was excited too we screamed when we saw this!Well over all i can not wait for this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was simply amazing! It was exciting and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. If you love adventure books and are a fan of Disney, this book is a must have!!!
kingdomkeeperfan20 More than 1 year ago
I have read every other kingdom keepers book and i cant wait for this one to come out. With the cliff hanger at the end of the third book the fourth is sure to be more intense. Ridley Pearson has done an amazing job with the detail and story line that goes into these books. If your looking for a way disney can be intese pick up the first book and read on through to the fourth. This should not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read 1 &2 I am more than halfway through the 3 one I can't wait to read this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would be awesome if they put DHIs in the real Disney parks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great installment to the series. Totally can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best book ev
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I see these books as amazing stories of what walt wanted for the characters. He wanted them to be free to roam thier home because they are gonna be there forever. He wanted them to be comfortable. So to I LIKE THESE BOOKS BUT... you really shouldn't be bad mouthing these books as ads.
bookreader78 More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Kingdom Keepers books. (Im suprised I put it down to write this.) They are absolutley amazing! I would definitely recommend these books to Disney lovers and action/suspense lovers. But more Disney lovers because you would get the location of whats happining where. But thats just my opinion. Overall, I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!!! <3
Teddy Kiritsy More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books!! (Well almost i have to read 6 & 7) they are all so great!!!! If the auther of these books is reading this review well please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please write a 7th and 8th and 9th and 10th book!!! I think everybody wants u to!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in a day. It was so good and full of suspence that i couldnt put it down( i was up till 1oclock. Opps) but y leave up like that. It wasnt fair. And people if u r going to put reviews dont give any spoilers. The reviews r ment for people who havnt read the book and they want to read it. Thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes the perfect fifth book in the series.the most unexpected things become possible in other words the impossible becomes possible! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing book. Pearson has done it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 5 star book tops
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series was introduced to me by a friend. Once you read it, you never want to stop because it is full of adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh love this series!!!!! Rock!!!!!! :D